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Entries Tagged as 'Garden Variety'

Grounds for coffee

October 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Variety

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist It all boils down to coffee. I love talking to other gardeners because I learn so much. In the past month, I’ve had the honor of discussing edible gardening with members of the Long Beach Gardening Club and the Lakewood Community Garden. Both are outstanding organizations with lively, interesting, knowledgeable members. […]

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Garden Variety: Go for the greens

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Variety

Jennifer E. Beaver Master Gardener I swear my plants know what I’m thinking. On Wednesday afternoon, I began contemplating pulling up my lackluster tomatoes. They’ve been sulking all spring and summer, and it’s time to replace them with vegetables and flowers that appreciate cooler weather.

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An ode to the soaker hose

September 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Variety

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist Ever find yourself using a tool that just felt so right for the job that it made you smile? Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present: the soaker hose.

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What’s in a name?

August 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Variety

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist When I came across “Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed” lettuce, I knew I had to find out the story behind that name.

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Tomato redux

July 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Variety

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist With Independence Day rapidly receding in the rear-view mirror, we’ve turned the corner on summer.

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